Arts & Culture
New Ageing Creatively project at the Corn Exchange in Newbury

The Corn Exchange in Newbury are looking for local people aged 55 plus to take part in a new photography project starting in May.

The new project is called My Perspective, and is being presented as part of the Corn Exchange’s Ageing Creatively programme.

My Perspective will begin with a short photography workshop led by a local professional photographer. The workshop will be friendly and accessible no matter what your previous experience in photography might be. 

Participants will then be supported to take one photograph each day for one month that represents their day in some way; somewhere they have been, a person they have seen or something they have enjoyed. 

Each week the Corn Exchange will host a coffee morning for the participants, to enable the group to exchange ideas, share their work, talk about things they have noticed and support each other. 

The project, which will start in May 2017 (date to be confirmed),  will last for one month and finish with a public exhibition of the participants work. Participants can remain anonymous if they wish. 

The Corn Exchange are seeking individuals aged 55 plus who are living in a wide range of different circumstances to join the project; people living independently and working, people who are enjoying a busy retirement and people who are living in care homes or visiting day centres.

Participants don’t need a professional camera or any previous photography experience to be involved; pictures can be taken on a phone, smart device or any grade of digital camera they happen to have. Those without access to a camera can still take part and are encouraged to contact the Corn Exchange to discuss possible options.

To register your interest in the project, or for further information please contact the Corn Exchange’s Ageing Creatively Coordinator, Harriet Wyatt at or call 01635 582666 by 12pm on Friday 12 May.